Golf Course Management

SEP 2013

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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INDUSTRYnews PRODUCTnews Happenings and people you should know about The 2013 Shields Tournament raised more than $15,000 for student scholarships and turfgrass educational programs at the University of Maryland's Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA). More than 90 scholarships totaling $93,000 have been awarded to students majoring in golf turf management at the IAA through the years. The tourna- Stadium is used by the Armed Forces for sporting events and for celebrations of the fort's past, present and future. TSG, more than two decades old, has provided services in 42 states in the U.S. and several foreign countries. ment honors the Shields brothers — Ray, Roy and Bob Shields — who owned and operated golf courses in Maryland. Bob Shields was president of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents in 1951 and also served in that capacity in 1952, 1955 and 1958. In 1965, he was president of GCSAA. Shields was superintendent at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., from 1952 until his death in 1982. Bayer's turf and ornamentals operation launched a Twitter account @BayerGolf. It focuses on the golf market and will share Bayer news as well as answer golf course maintenance questions and provide advice to superintendents. Bayer also plans to share informative industry articles. Turfgrass Solutions Group (TSG) designed and constructed a synthetic turf multipurpose feld for the U.S. Army base at Williams Stadium in Fort Lee, Va. TSG was challenged to create a feld that would satisfy football, soccer and other sports for Fort Lee, which was named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. TSG worked with Centennial Contractors from November 2011 to May 2012 excavating material from the pre-existing natural turf feld. They inserted a subgrade drainage system to carry excess water away from the feld, and synthetic turf was installed and game lines were completed for football and soccer. Williams 92 GCM September 2013 Bernhard and Co., manufacturer of Bernhard Grinders, selected Buffalo Communications to manage public relations and marketing communications in North America. "Golf courses are businesses, and they are accelerating purchases and leases of Bernhard Grinders," says Rich Katz, managing director of Buffalo Communications. "Topline gains of more than $100,000; labor, fuel, water, chemical and fertilizer savings; and mitigating risk of inferior playing conditions are just some of Bernhard's advantages." DLF-Trifolium, a Danish company, acquired The Pickseed Companies Group, which operates under the Pickseed, Mapleseed, Seed Research of Oregon and TurfOne brand names. Pickseed was founded in 1947 and became a North American pillar in the development, production and distribution of turfgrass and forage crop seeds.

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